By Jonathan Easton
Virgin Media has announced the UK launch of a new mesh WiFi service dubbed Intelligent WiFi Plus.
Promising to expand home coverage for Virgin customers, the solution combines new features on the pre-existing Hub 3 and Hub 4 routers with new Intelligent WiFi Pods that help to expand reach across a house.
Powered by smart home tech provider Plume, the operator says that the new mesh network will “harness cutting-edge technology to create a unique WiFi ecosystem bespoke to each household” and deliver WiFi speeds “up to three times faster in more locations in the home.”
Customers who sign up to the new Intelligent WiFi Plus service will be sent a WiFi Pod in the post with instructions on how to set it up. They can then request additional pods should they be required.
Intelligent WiFi Plus is available now at no extra cost for Ultimate Oomph and Gig1 customers with other Virgin Media customers able to upgrade to the new service for £5 per month.
Chief operating officer at Virgin Media, Jeff Dodds said: “Intelligent WiFi Plus is our most advanced and impressive WiFi service to date that will help remove broadband blackspots and bring faster and more reliable speeds throughout the home. Whether our customers are working, streaming, browsing, playing or keeping connected online, the combo of new Hub features and WiFi Pods provides a step change in connectivity that won’t let you down.” https://www.digitaltveurope.com